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American Council of Learned Societies Invites Applications for Digital Innovation Fellowships

Deadline: 10-02-2012

The American Council of Learned Societies is accepting applications for its eighth annual Digital Innovation Fellowships.

With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the fellowship program supports digitally-based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. The aim of the program is to provide scholars with the means to pursue intellectually significant projects that deploy digital technologies intensively and innovatively.

Fellowships are intended to support an academic year dedicated to work on a major scholarly project that takes a digital form. Projects may address a consequential scholarly question through new research methods, new ways of representing the knowledge produced by research, or both; create new digital research resources; increase the scholarly utility of existing digital resources by developing new means of aggregating, navigating, searching, or analyzing those resources; or propose to analyze and reflect on the new forms of knowledge creation and representation made possible by the digital transformation of scholarship.

ACLS does not support creative works (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translations, or purely pedagogical projects.

The program is open to scholars in all fields of the humanities and the humanistic social sciences. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree conferred prior to the application deadline. An established scholar who can demonstrate the equivalent of a Ph.D. in publications and professional experience may also qualify. United States citizenship or permanent resident status is required as of the application deadline.

ACLS will award up to six Digital Innovation Fellowships in this competition year. Each fellowship carries a stipend of up to $60,000 toward an academic year’s leave and provides for project costs of up to $25,000.

Visit the ACLS Web site for complete program guidelines and application procedures:
http://www.acls.org/programs/digital/

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